Netflix to follow Sacred Games with Indian horror series

A few days after the premiere of Netflix’s Indian original Sacred Games, the streamer has announced horror series Ghoul will also launch from the region this August.

Ghoul will be the streamer’s first Indian original horror series, and premiere on August 28, 2018. The three-part series will be available across all Netflix territories.

The series is about a prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his captors, exposing their most shameful secrets.

Produced in partnership with Phantom Films, Ivanhoe and Blumhouse, the stars Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul will also produce.

Simran Sethi, Netflix director of international originals said: “Ghoul is a thrilling horror series, both frightening and insightful. Its high production value, a chilling performance from Radhika Apte, and quality writing are sure to scare Indian and global audiences alike.”

Vikramaditya Motwane, of Phantom Films, said, “Ghoul is a first in class, edge-of-your-seat horror series – that we are incredibly proud of. This is our second collaboration with Netflix (after Sacred Games) and yet another strong example of commitment towards high quality content. We are extremely proud of Ghoul – and cannot wait for audiences around the world to experience an elevated horror narrative from India.”

News of the launch arrives shortly after the premiere of Sacred Games, Netflix’s first original series from India, and highlights the streamer’s continued desire to break into the territory.

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